This checklist has been organized to help you identify the important business activities each student at the College needs to do. Please note that we are still in the process of refining the checklist over the summer.
Evergreen students can get registration information on the Registration and Records web page or by stopping by Registration & Records Sem I, 3rd floor or calling 360-867-6180 or emailing the office. Register to add or drop classes and check their registration information online at the Evergreen Gateway systems. After you register for your class, you can find information about your class schedule at the Class Schedules site.
Tuition and Fees:
Pay tuition and fees at the Cashier's Office. If you do not pay your tuition and fees in full before Wednesday, September 24th at 3:45 pm you will be dropped from your program. Payments must be received by the deadline, i.e. postmarks are not considered. Send a check or use Visa or Mastercard to pay over the phone. The Cashier's Office is located in SEM II E2105 and is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm except on Thursday when it is open until 6pm. Contact the Cashier's Office at: (360) 867-6445.
Make sure your tuition is paid in full. You can now check your student account online at the Evergreen Gateway system.
Student ID Cards & Validation Stickers:
Student ID Cards are available at Registration and Records. You may pick up your student ID card after you have registered for classes and paid your tuition. Make sure to pick up your Fall 2005 validation sticker once you have your student ID card. It is necessary to have a validation sticker in order to ride the Intercity Transit for free (restrictions apply) and in order to get software discounts at the bookstore.You may contact Registration and Records with questions at (360) 867-6180 or by emailing Registration. Registration and Records is located on the third floor of SEM I.
Meal Plan Sign Up:
Meal plans are available to all students and can be used at multiple locations on campus to purchase food.
Procedure: Sign up for your meal plan at the Student Accounts Office, located in SEM II E2105. Pay for your meal plan at the Cashier's Office. Bring your Student ID card and receipt of payment from the Cashier's Office to Student Accounts in order to get your Student ID card encoded with the meal plan information. More information about campus food service is at the Dining site.
Purchase a Parking Decal:
Without a parking decal on campus parking is $2.00 per day. You can purchase yearly or quarterly parking decals to save money. Visit the Parking site for more information.
Check Your Financial Aid:
Check your financial aid at the Financial Aid Office located in SEM I 3rd floor. Make sure all necessary financial aid forms have been filled out. If paperwork is completed on time, most financial aid checks will be available starting the first day of school. You may contact the Financial Aid Office between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday at (360) 867-6205 or visit the financial aid web site for more information.
Check Into Housing:
Check into housing the first day of orientation week on Saturday, September 20th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Park in F-lot and head towards the Housing Community Center (HCC) for the Housing check-in process. If you arrive after HCC check-in has closed, please stop by Housing Building A, 3rd floor and follow the directions on the Housing Office Door. On Sunday, September 21, the Housing Office in Housing Building A, 3rd floor will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Also, don't forget to set up your telephone and connect your computer. For more information on housing and check-in see the resources below.
Purchase Items for Housing:
Connect Your Computer:
Living on campus, you can get access to the internet and the Evergreen campus network. Resnet will be at the Housing Community Center on Saturday, September 20, or during the week in the Fishbowl Technology Center on the second floor of A dorm.
Connect Your Telephone:
Telephone service is through the Qwest company. Further instructions on connecting your telephone are available through Qwest.
Open A Checking Account:
Once you have arrived set up a checking account so that you can cash your checks and budget your money throughout the year. Check to see if there is an Olympia branch of a bank that you may have had in the past or find a new bank. A local bank and a credit union have ATM's on campus for banking needs. During orientation there will be several banks available for opening a bank account. Stop by the Utilities & Services Fair on Saturday, September 20, from 11 am to 3 pm on Red Square.
A number of services are available to assist students with learning, career planning, recreation and access. Contact any of the offices below for more information.
Contact or stop by to meet staff and learn more about these student-support programs in Student and Academic Support Services (SASS):
- Academic Advising, SEM I Annex, F-Building
- Access Services for Students with Disabilities, SEM I Annex, F-Building
- Career Development Center, SEM I Annex, F-Building
- First Peoples' Advising, SEM I Annex, F-Building
- GEAR UP Program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), SEM I Annex, F-Building
- Health and Counseling Center, Seminar Building 2110
- Sexual Assault Prevention Office, Seminar Building 4130
- KEY Student Services, SEM I Annex, F-Building
- Student Activities, College Activities Building 320
- Child Care Center, Building 201
- KAOS Olympia Communit
We also have a printable version of a phone list of important numbers at the college with an attached Academic Calendar.
Evergreen has more than 50 student organizations that you can be a part of. At the beginning of each year, the Student Activities Fair takes place. At the Student Activities Fair, student groups set up booths and provide students with information about their organization. Stop by and see the student run newspaper "Cooper Point Journal" and KAOS Olympia Community Radio which are housed in Student Activities. This year's Student Activities Fair takes place Monday, September 19 from 3 - 6 pm outside the CRC.
The Student Employment Office is your resource for finding a job. There are jobs available on and off campus that you can learn about through the Student Employment Office. The office is located in SEM I, 3rd floor and is open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is (360)-867-5520. Work study and institutional jobs will be posted on Monday, September 22, at 8 am. Student Employment is announcing jobs on the internet this year as well. On Monday the 22nd at 8 am, log on to the Student Employment web page and follow the jobs link in the left column.
Students living off campus are spread out over Olympia and surrounding areas and can choose from a large variety of neighborhoods and settings. Houses and apartments are available to students.
The Evergreen Campus Children's Center is the on-campus daycare option. The Campus Children's Center is open day and night. In addition to providing child care services, the Campus Children's Center also provides opportunities for internships and learning contracts working with children.
Even if you don't have a car, it is pretty easy to get around Olympia. You can ride the Intercity Transit free and buses leave Evergreen every 15 minutes during weekdays. There are a number a bike trails you can ride for leisure or to get around.
When you aren't studying, there is a lot to do for fun on campus or in the Olympia area. The College Recreation Center has swimming pools, tennis and racquetball, aerobics, weightlifting, climbing and more. Hike to the Evergreen beach and enjoy the scenery or hike the forests surrounding campus. There are plenty of nature spots off campus for hiking and biking and plenty to do in downtown Olympia. Attend the Arts Walk every Fall and Spring and enjoy local art and music. Don't miss Olympia's annual Procession of the Species, a parade involving amazing paper mache costumes and floats. Go downtown or into surrounding areas to grab a bite to eat a local restaurants. Keep an eye out for event and concert postings on campus. There's a lot to do.